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Drivers, Children, General Population, Adults Posted on December 20, 2017

While it’s a challenge to recap our work this year, these five highlights really stand out for me. They’re not only our accomplishments, but accomplishments that were made through collaboration, and will serve as a springboard for our work in 2018. 1. Driver Safety Efforts Underway in India In India, we continue to focus our […]

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Children, General Population, Adults Posted on November 01, 2017

As a mother of three, I am convinced that parents will do just about anything for their children to be healthy. When I learned that poor vision could affect my children’s overall health, academic performance, and future opportunities, I did not hesitate to make appointments with an optometrist. I was surprised, however, to learn that […]

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Drivers, Adults Posted on September 11, 2017

As I pack my bags for the 2nd World Congress of Optometry (WCO) in Hyderabad, I’m reminded of India’s recently celebrated 70th year of independence. By all counts, India is poised for the future. The country has seen significant economic growth over the past seven decades. In fact, India is now a $2.3 trillion economy, […]

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Adults Posted on February 05, 2016

After age 40, most people begin to experience slight shifts in their health – most predictably in their vision health. In fact, many start playing air trombone with their reading materials because their eyes can’t focus on something less than an arm’s length away. The reason is likely presbyopia, an age-related condition that occurs around […]

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General Population, Adults Posted on March 25, 2015

This month as part of Save Your Vision Month, we took a look at the growth of personal technology usage and its effects on eye health. Screen viewing worldwide is skyrocketing, ushering in a future that is quite different than the present for vision care. While we know prevention is the best medicine, UV exposure […]

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Elderly, General Population, Adults Posted on February 27, 2015

It is a well-known fact that as we age, our eyesight worsens. But for an increasing number of individuals, vision loss is attributed to Age-related Macular Degeneration, also known as AMD. This debilitating disease takes two forms, “wet” and “dry” AMD, and affects the macula, the central region of the retina. There is no cure […]

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